Wellesley community gardeners have been shocked to discover that their 52 long-tended garden plots have morphed into what appears to have the makings of a giant marijuana farm. The sun and heat-loving plants haven’t been put into the soil yet due to ongoing fears of frost, but the intention couldn’t be clearer.
“The whole area was fenced in with barbed wire and there were security cameras and a giant Keep Out, Medical Facility sign. There wasn’t anything about this in our newsletter, ” said one club member. ”Guess my tomatoes just don’t fit in with the new world order around here. There’s nothing but pot plots here now.”
In addition, there are rumblings that the town has hired a consulting firm to study and make a recommendation on which nearby house should be taken by eminent domain in order to serve as a centrally located medical marijuana dispensary. While the town last year put a moratorium on any dispensaries coming into town, that ban will end this summer, and zoning discussions are slated to take place this week at Town Meeting (articles 34-36).
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